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Old 09-02-2005, 11:56 AM   #1
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Angry I hate green splash screen colour

Hi Folks,

It looks like I shall have to re-install my Suse 9.1 Personal (free) Linux, so this seems like the best time to ask this. I really hate the green colour of the boots/splash screen(s). Is there anything simple (and for free) that I can do to change it/them?

I don't mind that it's not full of graphics, nor do I mind that it's not animated. I just detest the colour green.

Thanks in advance. (I'm off for couple of weeks and so may not be able to reply before then.)

Old 09-02-2005, 08:35 PM   #2
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Easy in desktop preferences somewhere you can change it...
Old 09-03-2005, 06:07 AM   #3
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Hi ctkroeker,

The question is " boots/splash screen(s)" NOT desktop

To jessj,
Here we go:

1. Grub menu is managed by something called "gfxboot" in SuSE. Change theme in /usr/share/gfxboot/themes and read the file /usr/share/doc/packages/gfxboot/README Copy the resulting file to your /boot/message (make a backup first)

2. This is the bootsplash while booting: Download some bootsplash images from Put the directory inside /etc/bootsplash/themes

For example "aqua"

Put your aqua theme in appropriate place: /etc/bootsplash/themes/aqua
edit the file: /etc/sysconfig/bootsplash
change the line Theme to "aqua".

execute (as root; backup the mkinitrd):
mkinitrd -b /boot -k <kernelname> -i <initrdname> -s 1024x768

The value for -s must be same as your image inside aqua". Remember if you have 16:9 screen it might be possible that different values like 1280x800 do NOT work. So, try with simple 1024x768 and experiment later.
Old 09-03-2005, 12:45 PM   #4
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Hi biophysics,

Thank you so much. (Actually, I now recall seeing a drop-down list with only one "option", of what I assume was an image file name, when I last installed Suse. Perhaps that was also a place to put a new file of this nature?) Anyway, I look forward to trying out your suggestion as soon as I'm back from my conference!

Thanks again,


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